‘Bebeah’ was Alexander Munro’s winery and label and operated from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. We have revived the brand and will release a 2014 Shiraz and 2015 Semillon in early September. These two wines will only be available to wine club members and not the general public. Production of each wine is only 300 six bottle cases and feature a retro label. After searching every possible avenue, we couldn’t find an old label copy and have had our graphic designer come up with the style pictured below. The crest symbolises four facets of his life, the sailing ship for his voyage to Australia in 1830, the convict arrow, a bunch of grapes for his winemaking life and the Munro clan Eagle for his Scottish heritage.
The 2005 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon—Aged Release has taken out the Winewise Small Vigneron Awards ‘BEST SEMILLON’ Trophy. Unfortunately this wine is sold out but will reward those lucky to have a few bottles in their cellar.
‘Meerea Park, while taking a modern approach to winemaking, can trace our winemaking roots in the Hunter Valley back to the 1850’s when Alexander Munro, our great-great-grandfather established the ‘Bebeah’ vineyard at Singleton.’
Our ‘Individual Vineyard’ range labels bear the image of an ornate drinking fountain and gas street lamp that Alexander Munro commissioned, had made in Scotland and then shipped to Singleton in the Hunter Valley. He dontated it to the town upon his retirement as Singleton’s first mayor.